Insurance Litigation

Jackson Walker’s insurance and reinsurance litigation practitioners include experienced attorneys who have trial experience in state and federal courts nationwide, and who have also successfully represented insurers in state and federal appeals courts across the country. In addition to this significant trial experience, many of our attorneys have previous professional experience that provides helpful insight into our clients’ needs and business practices. For example, the litigation section includes former engineers, underwriters, reporters, educators, pharmacists, commercial and military pilots, and members of the petroleum industry.

Jackson Walker attorneys have experience with class actions (single and multi-state classes) involving:

  • claims adjustment practices
  • diminished value
  • auto rating/premium
  • homeowners rating/premium
  • credit scoring
  • claims payment review
  • policy interpretation
  • unfair discrimination
  • auto loss valuation
  • reinsurance
  • retrospectively rated plans

Our attorneys have experience with coverage litigation, including:

  • commercial lines
  • personal lines
  • umbrella/excess liability
  • directors and officers liability
  • professional (E&O) liability
  • builders risk/construction
  • health and managed care
  • environmental risk
  • employers liability/workers compensation
  • reinsurance
  • title insurance

Our attorneys have experience with bad faith litigation (all lines), including claims for:

  • breach of duty of good faith
  • breach of contract
  • violation of state consumer protection laws
  • violation of state insurance codes
  • fraud/constructive fraud
  • negligence

Title Insurance Litigation

Even seemingly minor title defects can cause major headaches for buyers, sellers and owners of commercial and residential property. Title insurance is designed to address this risk by protecting the holder against financial loss from title defects, unsatisfied taxes or judgments, fraud, or the enforcement of liens against the property; however, disputes over title insurance do arise – and they can be costly.

Our attorneys have a deep understanding of title insurance laws in Texas and beyond and are thoroughly equipped both to defend clients engaged in title disputes and to offer strategies to help avert potential legal conflicts. We have represented buyers and sellers of commercial and residential property, as well as title insurance companies, title agents, lenders, and brokers in a wide range of matters related to title insurance. Our attorneys have obtained successful results for insurers and insureds in insurance coverage disputes involving highly complex factual and legal issues, including matters of international law.
In addition to defending clients involved in litigation, our attorneys are skilled in using the mediation process to achieve economical and effective results in resolving owners and lenders policy claims, and independent and affiliated title agency litigation issues.